The Ravensbrück Song was written by an Austrian woman who was executed. It was known to many prisoners and was often sung. The song becomes a weapon the weaker and more threatened and more conscious of the dangers the group is. Most political songs are actually protest songs, less in their message, more in the act of their execution, their collective singing. They have a strong identifying effect, create a sense of community and reduce fear.

Constanze Jaiser

Voices from Ravensbrück   © Pat Binder